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Nissen fills Topol’s shoes

Executive Summary

Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic's Cardiovascular Coordinating Center Steven Nissen is named interim chairman of the hospital's Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, effective immediately. Nissen replaces Eric Topol, who recently resigned (1"The Pink Sheet" Feb. 13, 2006, In Brief). A search committee will soon begin interviewing and considering external and internal candidates - including Nissen - to permanently fill the position. Nissen, who joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1992, has served as vice-chairman of the cardiology department, section head of clinical cardiology and director of the coronary intensive care unit...

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